Friday, January 13, 2017

Winthrop Hotel

New London, CT  2017

Architectural details remain long after the business ends.  Winthrop is a common name in New London history, since the city was founded in 1646 by John Winthrop Jr who also became a governor of the colony. I'm assuming the hotel was named after him.  The building now houses a couple of businesses, but for the most part appears vacant.  From the 2009 Issue of The Preservationist,  a publication of New London Landmarks, Inc:

The Winthrop Hotel was top grade with excellent cuisine and courteous and efficient service. Lighted throughout by electricity and gas, it was a reputable, up- to-date house, receiving generous patronage. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Niantic Bay Boardwalk

Niantic, CT  2017

There were a number of hardy souls braving the cold temperatures to walk the Boardwalk.  

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hole in the Wall

Niantic, CT  2017

We had our first really major snowstorm of the year yesterday followed by a sunny but very cold day. The Hole in the Wall is a tunnel beneath the Amtrak railroad which runs along the shoreline in Niantic.  The tunnel provides access to our Boardwalk and the Hole in the Wall Beach.